agronomy and food science

Environment - Agronomy - Jun 4
Environment - Agronomy
Today, scientists of the Institute of Bee Health of the University of Bern and the honeybee research association COLOSS have published an article in the peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports that shows a synergistic time-lag interaction between the parasitic mite Varroa destructor and neonicotinoid insecticides reducing survival of winter honeybees, Apis mellifera.
Agronomy - Environment - May 29
Agronomy - Environment

Chimpanzees have a mainly vegetarian diet, but do occasionally eat meat. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now shown for the first time that chimpanzees also eat crabs.

Life Sciences - Agronomy - Mar 25

Corinne Boss is the new Head of Agroscope's 'Animals and Products of Animal Origin' Competence Division for Research Technology and Knowledge Transfer; in this capacity, she also becomes a Member of the Agroscope Executive Board.

Life Sciences - Agronomy - May 8
Life Sciences - Agronomy

EPFL's Digital Epidemiology Lab held its first food DNA sequencing workshop last Saturday, in association with SwissDeCode and Hackuarium.

Life Sciences - Agronomy - Mar 19
Life Sciences - Agronomy

Take protein - for instance, in the form of skimmed-milk powder - and put a pinch of it in a test tube.

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Agronomy/Food Science - 14.06
Leiter/in strategischer Forschungsbereich Agroscope, Posieux
Agronomy/Food Science - 17.05
PROFESSEUR ASSOCIÉ HES - PROFESSEURE ASSOCIÉE HES pour la filière agronomie, avec responsabilité de filière HES-SO Genève, HEPIA site Lullier, 150 route de Presinge, 1254 Jussy / HEPIA site Genève, 4 rue de la Prairie, 1202 Genève
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Agronomy is the science and technology of using plants for food, fuel, feed, and fiber. Agronomy encompasses work in the areas of plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology, and soil science. Agronomy is the application of a combination of sciences like biology, chemistry, ecology, earth science, and genetics. Agronomists today are involved with many issues including producing food, creating healthier food, managing environmental impact of agriculture, and creating energy from plants.Agronomists often specialize in areas such as crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, soil classification, soil fertility, weed control, insect and pest control.

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  • Agroscope belongs to the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) and prepares the technical and scientific bases for an efficient, sustainable and competitive agriculture.  
  • The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL Switzerland) is one of the world’s Leading information and documentation centre for organic agriculture. In the field of research, the FiBL is working to address issues of food quality, animal health, future development, agricultural policy, optimization of farming techniques and crop protection.

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